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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: San Clemente, CA
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I've noticed there a few threads going around talking about weight reduction. Whether it's taking out your spare, hood insulation, back seats, ANYTHING, you guys need to keep in mind how this will affect your cars handling. E36's (as far as I know) are all designed with a 50-50 weight distribtion. Weight reduction (such as taking your back tire out) can, and usually does change this. Changing the weight distribution of the car will affect the handling BIG TIME. For example, last night I took the spare and jack kit out of my car. Went for a drive, took a corner hard, damn nealy spun my ass off. The lack of weight in the back of the car made it easier for the back wheels to slide and the car went into a fishhook. If you don't believe me, try cornering in a Porsche without prior experience, I guarentee you you'll feel a little strange needing to accelerate into turns in order to keep traction.
The only reason I bring this up is because I came across a thread about someone who said they were going to take their spare and jack out so they could go to a track. Please please PLEASE GET USED TO THE NEW WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION before going to a track. You will be amazed at how differently your car corners.
That was just a little PSA by your mom :lol: